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Thursday, January 5th 2017

Aside from Stranger Things, I've been underwhelmed with television in general recently. After reading a very positive review of it, we recently watched The OA on Netflix. As seriously weird as it was, we enjoyed it, although I was a bit disappointed with the ending. It feels to me that this type of show is better suited to a single-season miniseries than to any kind of ongoing story.

I also recently watched seasons 1 and 2 of Dark Matter, which fits neatly into the niche carved out by Farscape and Firefly. It's a space opera with neither the epic of Star Wars nor the regimentation of Star Trek, and that's probably why I feel best comparing it to the far looser Firefly and Farscape. In episode one, a small group wakes up on a space ship with no memory whatsoever. It goes from there.

What else is coming up in the near future? More torturously-sporadic Steven Universe? Always a pleasure. Homeland? Hmm - it feel like that show may be in midair over the proverbial shark, but I'll give it a try. Iron Fist in March? Yes - I'm all in, although I should probably finish watching Luke Cage by then. When's season two of The Expanse? February 2nd? Awesome. I already know the story from having read the book, so I know that's good. They're doing a servicable job at delivering the story despite the odd addition of the happenings on Earth, so I'm on board for at least season one.

Lastly, catchup. Alas - I wish I had more time. I need to watch the last two episodes of Westworld. I need to go back and watch season 3 of The Flash. I need to get back to The Magicians and see how much more they might have changed the events of the books. I'd like to go back and try again on season 3 of Orphan Black, given how much I liked the first two seasons of the show. And lastly, Mr Robot. Season one was great. I should check out season two.

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